In this chapter we recognise 31 outstanding lawyers as the foremost contentious, finance and regulatory aviation lawyers across the Canadian market.
Most Highly Regarded
Paterson MacDougall sees three lawyers listed here.
Clay Hunter earns recognition as an outstanding aviation lawyer thanks to his excellent work on liability issues, cargo claims and class actions.
Bruce MacDougall QC receives effusive praise from sources who commend his exceptional work on sector-related insurance and liability disputes.
Carol McCall is highlighted for her sterling work advising on litigation arising out of aviation accidents and insurance claims.
At Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn Carlos Martins is distinguished for his deep understanding of regulatory regimes across the aviation sector as well as his considerable experience handling related disputes.
Tae Mee Park is a top-tier litigator with vast experience of representing insurers and airline companies in high-value litigation.
Laura Safran QC of DLA Piper enjoys a “great reputation” among peers thanks to her impeccable work handling complex leasing transactions and aircraft financings.
At Gasco Goodhue St-Germain Catherine Chaput is a prominent figure among peers, recognised for her top-notch work on aviation-related insurance and liability cases.
Michael Goodhue is a disputes specialist, highly recommended for his work in the aviation sector, representing clients in a range of sophisticated liability claims.
Darryl Pankratz at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang is an aviation law expert, distinguished for his leading work on litigation cases involving large-scale incidents and high-profile accidents.
Michael Dery gains widespread plaudits for his excellent work advising airlines and operators across a variety of aviation regulatory issues.
At Camp Fiorante Matthews Joe Fiorante QC is “a standout name” in the Canadian market thanks to his impressive knowledge of liability and compensation cases in the aviation space.
At Blake Cassels & Graydon Donald Gray is an aviation finance specialist with extensive expertise in a range of matters, such as leasing, financing and aircraft acquisition.
Daniel Fetterly at Edwards Kenny & Bray wins widespread acclaim for his expert handling of complex litigation relating to major aviation accidents.
At Harper Grey the “excellent” Sean Taylor is a leading name in aviation contentious work, thanks to his superb work acting for airlines, insurers and operators.
Patrick Brennan of Bennett Jones is revered for his first-rate practice, which focuses on a range of matters including aircraft financing, lease agreements and aircraft acquisition.